Sorgum Live at Nature's Table Urbana, Illinois May 14, 1988
Nature's Table Archive - Vol. 14
Source: Sony home cassette recorder> Radio Shack PZM microphones taped to the back wall > Maxell UDXLII-90 cassette > WAV > FLAC8
Mixing/EQ done on source tape: Normalized to -1dB;
Recorded by Sean Kutzko Digital transfer by Doug Berkman and Sean Kutzko FLAC conversion, mixing/EQ and upload by Sean Kutzko
The Band: Russell Cheatham - Hammond B3 Organ Charles Tripp - Guitar Walter "Jelly" Hines - Drums Tom Flanagan - Trumpet Tim McNamara - Tenor Sax Special guest: Lamonte Parsons - Guitar on "Tough Duff" & "Mellow Mood"
(Total time = 2:31:37)
Set I (56:51) 01: Driftin' (11:49) 02: Banter1 (2:07) 03: Morris The Minor (13:55) 04: ...Killer Joe (13:17) 05:Mama Told Me (12:34) 06: Band Intros
Set II (1:34:46) 07: Set II Intro (2:29) 08: Tough Duff (14:27) 09: Banter2 (1:05) 10: Mellow Mood (15:10) 11: Banter3 (0:45) 12: Jive Samba (12:32) 13: Banter4 (0:37) 14: Nica's Dream (15:07) 15: Banter5 (1:08) 16: A Real Good 'Un (13:07) 17: ...West Coast Blues (10:51) 18: The Way I Feel... (7:28)
Set notes: 1) Tape flips before "Killer Joe" & "West Coast Blues" clips the intro of each song
2) Tape ran out during Tom Flanagan's solo during "The Way I Feel"
Notes by Sean: My friend Geoff Applebee had just acquired these Radio Shack PZM mics and I wanted to try them out. Sorgum was playing that night at the Table, so what better way to try them out? I took my home tape deck out of my stereo cabinet, threw it and the mics into my backpack and biked down to the Table.
PZM mics need a flat surface to mount them to, so I set up in the back of the kitchen, on the prep table by the storage area. Ran the mics to the back wall on the opposite side of the storage area and let the tape roll. I was amazed at the bass response that came through on this recording.
Lamonte Parsons came to the show, and Chuck let him sit in for the first two tunes of the second set. Lamonte used Chuck's guitar and amp; he didn't bring his own gear. This was the first time I recall hearing Lamonte.
I think this is also the only recording I made that has Tim McNamara and Tom Flanagan.
Just another spring night at the Table, full of great music, a Gondolette sandwich, and a few Augsburger Darks. Life was good then!
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